What Makes A Healthy Relationship

Communication is vital in creating and maintaining a relationship, whether it be an intimate relationship such as with a partner, child, or friend or a professional relationship such as with a co-worker, supervisor, or client. Your communication skills affect how you solve problems, how you resolve conflict, and the level of trust you generate in your relationships. A lack of communication may result in confusion, misunderstandings, and the development of poor communication patterns.

Here are certain strategies to help you foster effective communication skills to build healthy relationships.

  • Trust – Accept each others words. Give benefit of doubt.
  • Accountability – Admit mistakes for when wrong. Accept responsibility for behaviours, attitudes and values.
  • Safety – Refuse to be intimidated or manipulated. Respect each others physical space. Expressing self non – violently.
  • Cooperation – Ask rather than expecting. Accept change. Make decisions together. Be willing to compromise. Win win resolutions to avoid conflict.
  • Support – Support each others choices. Be understanding. Offer encouragement. Listening non- judgementally. Value others opinion.
  • Honesty – Communicate openly and truthfully.

Assertiveness is sometimes confused with aggression. Assertive behaviour promotes mutual respect and results in trust, acceptance and cooperation. Aggressive behaviour promotes self interest at the expense of others and
results in hostility, mistrust, disrespect and obstructiveness.

47 Comments Add yours

  1. mcarten says:

    Don’t forget romance😊keep those fires lit!πŸ₯³

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    1. Garima says:

      Yasssss that is a must.

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    2. Selah Travels says:

      I really appreciate seeing the value of assertiveness. I think it’s so important to ensure that others really understand what we are feeling/saying, done in a loving way.

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      1. Garima says:

        We’ll all concede that the world is full of problems. Should you feel the need to convince yourself, flip on the local news and watch for five minutes! It helps to have a disposition of assertiveness when things get hairy.

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      2. mcarten says:

        Yes, misunderstanding can hurt people deeply. Also what comes from the heart shouldn’t be hidden.

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  2. francisashis says:

    Really very important tips to keep relationships strong.Thanks a lot for sharing. πŸŒΉπŸ™

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Francis. Humans are incomplete without relationships.

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  3. Accountability is something most people take for granted, followed by support and honestly. Almost, everything mentioned is true about relationships. An intriguing one coming from you Garima. Didn’t expect this πŸ˜‰

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    1. Garima says:

      We are all human Manohar and being in relationships is a part of life πŸ™‚

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      1. Well. Some tips please then πŸ™‚

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      2. Garima says:

        Instead of giving your all to your partner, you should really be giving your all to yourself. Your partner’s most likely growing distant because the relationship is obscuring the person you were when they fell for you: the person you were before you got together. Your perspective on the world, the hobbies and interests you have, your drive, passions β€” all of it drew them toward you like a moth to a flame. Chances are, you’ve left those things on the back burner for the sake of this relationship and it’s ruining what made it interesting in the first place.

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      3. I call this as hitting the nail on the head Garima. Terrific thought process and you just read my mind. My salutations πŸ™‚ !

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      4. Garima says:

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      5. Coffee with Garima soon then πŸ™‚

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      6. As I keep saying, you hit the right notes. It just hit me. Brilliant.

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      7. Garima says:

        🀣🀣🀣🀣

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  4. Kintaricus says:

    The more you knowπŸ‘

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  5. Garima says:

    Hahahha well sometimes in relationships the more you know makes you more miserable πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  6. inhiscare753 says:

    These are great tips for wonderful and healthy relationships. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked them. The first rule of being single is to β€œlove yourself” before ever entering a relationship. It’s a rule that we know all too well. Outsiders try to make sense of your situation, so they tell you things like β€œgo explore and see the world,” which in a sense is decent advice, but what if someone comes along before that? On the other hand, Β· A healthy relationship can assist you in loving yourself again. It can guide you in healing your broken soul. Throughout the process of falling in love with someone while I was still healing the old, I found that I have an excessive capacity to love. I was still able to love the people around me.

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      1. inhiscare753 says:

        Yes Indeed, this resonates. Thanks for your transparency in sharing. So happy for you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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      2. Garima says:

        πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  7. federica says:

    I agree with all the points! Great post – I’ll share it on my blog’s page πŸ™‚

    Federica | bitsoflifestyle.wordpress.com

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. Thank you for the share.

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  8. ayushdubey says:

    I agree.
    Communication is the bridge, that connects the thought and people.

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    1. Garima says:

      Healthy communication is integral in a relationship. Healthy communication in any relationship is based on the premise that both parties are open and honest with each other. If you’re able to respect each other and really hear what the other person is saying, then you’re on the right path.

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  9. iamvhardik says:

    Life hacks in a post. Nice little guide for having meaningful relationships.

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    1. Garima says:

      Life hacks, thank you for giving them meaning Hardik. Means a lot. As humans, the relationships we form with other people are vital to our mental and emotional wellbeing, and really, our survival. A positive relationship can be shared between any two people who love, support, encourage and help each other practically as well as emotionally.

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  10. Manoj Mehra says:

    Loyalty is the base of any any relationship. A person who is not loyal has no credibility at all.

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Manoj, yes loyalty is basic. Because it keeps your relationship pure without any trust issues. … Because it gives satisfaction of being loyal for ‘the one’. Because you can’t deny the fact that a relationship without loyalty is a game which is going to over soon.

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      1. Manoj Mehra says:

        Very true. Lies of people who are involved in adultery, extra marital affairs and other immoral things don’t last long.

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  11. We all know such things but when time comes we tend to forget them all. Good read as always !!!

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Smita, I agree with you. Being patient in a relationship is exactly equivalent to being patient while cooking. You know if it’s half-cooked then it won’t match it’s standard. Therefore, you wait till end very patiently. This is exactly what means to be patient in a relationship. You need to give it some time to be completely ready(cooked).

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  12. Misunderstandings are very common due to lapse of communication which leads to doubt the very core of a beautiful relationship turning it into a toxic one. Your post is actually quite informative in these aspects which makes a relationship a beautiful experience.

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    1. Garima says:

      Indeed Sulagno. People often confuse communication for talking or making conversation, and this is the root cause of why many of these same people are so unsuccessful when it comes to how to communicate better. Communication in relationships, at its core, is about connecting and using your verbal, written and physical skills to fulfill your partner’s needs. It’s not about making small talk. It’s about understanding your partner’s point of view, offering support and letting your partner know you are their #1 fan.

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      1. Absolutely, no doubt about it.

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      2. Garima says:

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  13. Reblogged this on Life is Sweet and commented:
    Having a good relationship takes your attention.
    I love reading articles about relationship.
    This short article from Be Inspired is a little food for thought.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for the reblog. I am glad you liked my post.

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  14. brijkaulblog says:

    For healthy relationship onemust understand that right proper communication is maintained. It is two way traffic not one sided responsibilities .A lot of adjustments need to be made to sustain a relationship,visa vis your beloved mother sister wife children.Nothing to be taken for granted. A good heart with human touch can do wonders.
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    1. Garima says:

      Sure I will check your blog and book as well. Thank you for stopping by.

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      1. Garima says:

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  15. S. M. Saves says:

    Yes! Communication is key! I also like your point on assertiveness.
    It also helps to be proactive in relationship building. πŸ™‚

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    1. Garima says:

      Ah yes Saves. Assertiveness is very important. In a relationship, therefore, assertiveness is likely to be shown by behaviours such as: Talking openly and honestly about your feelings. Listening to your partner, and making an effort to understand their point of view too. Being grateful when someone does something for you, however small.

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